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Serena Williams comes from behind to storm into US Open fourth round after seeing off American compatriot Sloane Stephens Serena Williams suffered slow start, losing first set 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium But Williams hit back against Sloane Stephens to take next two sets 6-2 6-2 The US Open six-time winner will now face Maria Sakkari in the fourth round

By Mike Dickson for MailOnline

Published: 21:12 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 22:28 BST, 5 September 2020

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Serena Williams put herself in the perfect place for a run at the US Open title after surviving a stern test last night.

The 38 year-old American staged an impressive comeback to defeat the dangerous Sloane Stephens 2-6 6-2 6-2 to make the last sixteen.

Trying to win an elusive 24th Grand Slam title, the pressure has been added to by six of the top ten women being absent.

Serena Williams recovered from a slow start to see off American compatriot Sloane Stephens

Serena Williams recovered from a slow start to see off American compatriot Sloane Stephens

Williams fell behind in the first set but managed to come through the third round tie 2-6 6-2 6-2

Williams fell behind in the first set but managed to come through the third round tie 2-6 6-2 6-2

The American duo touch rackets following the pulsating clash at the Arthur Ashe Stadium

The American duo touch rackets following the pulsating clash at the Arthur Ashe

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